DAF XF105 voted ‘Fleet Truck of the Year 2013’ – Jul 05, 2013– Eindhoven, Netherlands (Techreleased) – The DAF XF105 ATe has been voted ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’ at the prestigious ‘Motor Transport Awards 2013’ in London, giving DAF its fifth win in the last six years. DAF was handed the award at an official ceremony in London, which was attended by 1,600 leading representatives from the transport sector.
The Motor Transport Awards are the UK’s premier awards for the transport industry and DAF has now been a winner on 17 occasions, more than 4 times as many as any other manufacturer in the history of the awards, organised by the Motor Transport trade magazine.
The judging panel of leading transport operators awarded the DAF XF105 because of its spacious cab, which they described as “highly rated by drivers”, “good residual values” and particularly the “ATe” (Advanced Transport efficiency) philosophy which delivers excellent fuel efficiency. The jury also commented on “DAF’s industry-leading parts and service back-up, particularly DAF ITS, still rated as the best on the market”.
Right after the awards ceremony, DAF Trucks UK Managing Director Ray Ashworth commented: “I am delighted that in making this award the jury members recognised that the XF105 ATe offers unequalled low cost of ownership and high fuel efficiency and class leading driver comfort. They also commented very favourably on our outstanding in-service support provided by our nationwide network of dedicated dealers, a great accolade for both our trucks and our people.”